Even the most informed among us do not have the luxury to study every issue to make well-reasoned choices. The uninformed are even more likely to support the catchiest phrase. "Full of flaws" — oh no, be scared. Try this principled gem: "The only thing we have to fear is ..."

Our founders knew that statesmen should represent us with a mandate to study and make informed decisions. Our Legislature and governor did just that, concluding that vouchers are worth a try. They will correct flaws as they're revealed. We must experiment or we'll never find a better way.

Michael Brown